Backup Generation Expiration

I have the automatic backup set to retain 5 generations of each file. Since I crunch on the files a lot, this is quite conservative. However, my 3TB backup drive is rapidly approaching capacity. Is there another parameter I can use to eliminate stale copies - like “When the 5th generation limit is reached, only keep the existing 1st generation for x period of time”. There must to be a way to avoid needing 5 times the main storage just for backup without sacrificing recently-created backup copies. Reducing the number of kept generations (the most obvious solution) only postpones the inevitable.



dude stop reposting about the same issue.

Didn’t  repost. Posted in the wrong place, then the right place, and then an admin moved my wrong post to the right place, making it look like a repost. Not my fault … dude.